By: Alyssa Wilson
On the day that marks one year after Floyd was murdered, demonstrators were interrupted after shots were fired near memorial site George Floyd Square.
According to a spokesperson for the police, officers responded near Elliott Avenue for a report of gunshots. Callers told 911 operators that a suspect was seen leaving the scene in a car at a high rate of speed.
Shortly after, a person showed up at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment, with an injury believed to be non-life-threatening.
BNC Correspondent Nerissa Knight was at George Floyd Square when the gunshots were fired.
BREAKING NEWS | Bystanders at the Minneapolis George Floyd memorial intersection say gunshots rang out nearby. BNC’s @NerissaKnight is on the scene and we’ll keep you updated. Watch live: https://t.co/mpKQ1GrIAn pic.twitter.com/HLrKPGKmRX
— BNC (@BNCNews) May 25, 2021
Despite the shooting, events at the square resumed, honoring Floyd and the calls for justice.
This is a developing story that will be updated.
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